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Sex Actually explores how intimacies cross and inhabit spaces. It is in our spaces where love happens.

The Wits Drama for Life (DFL) festival is a cross-community HIV and Aids arts education, activist and therapeutic intervention.

Running from August 31 to September 9, it promises artistic entertainment whilst promoting a tolerant understanding and accommodating people with its use of visual and performing arts.

The festival will also conduct workshops that seek to speak openly about issues surrounding sex.

Believing in a world of love, empathy and mutual respect, DFL Sex Actually promotes a world free from fear, discrimination and prejudice.

All around Johannesburg theatres, including the Wits Theatre, Sex Actually will host a variety of performances such as dance, poetry, drama and workshops.

This year’s Sex Actually introduces new ways to communicate about how we express love, make love and remember our loves.

Performances will interrogate topics around sex, sexuality, relationships and HIV and AIDS.

Directed by Warren Nebe, Love Happened Here is a performed experience by characters who share their intimate and loss stories. The audience is invited to embark on a taxi ride from Braamfontein to Hillbrow and vice versa. The play officially opens at the Wits Theatre this Saturday, September 3.

For poetry lovers, regional finalists will go head to head in the nottobemissed culminating poetry competition on September 2.

If you are a dance enthusiast, do not miss I should have but I didn’t, directed by Siwela Sonke. The performance includes dance and video that probes both the necessity and the uselessness of secrets.  

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